Sarah Morton was born and raised in Northwest Arkansas. She developed a passion for storytelling as a young girl and made her first movie at 13 after convincing her American History teacher to let her make a movie depicting the horrid conditions of Civil War hospitals rather than write a paper. She received her B.A. from the University of Central Arkansas, making five short films and completing a media internship while attending New York University’s “Spring Semester at Tisch,” Film Production program.
Returning to New York after graduation, she secured a position as post-production assistant for Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding and as Set P.A. on Hysterical Blindness. Continued jobs as Set P.A. in film and television led to an interest in cinematography, prompting Sarah to serve an apprenticeship at the largest ARRI rental house in NYC: Camera Service Center. She spent over nine months at CSC learning all things ARRI and was fortunate enough to become familiar with some of the best 1st A.C.’s working at the time, some of which were willing to give Sarah a chance on their crew. For three years, Sarah enjoyed work as a camera assistant on numerous music videos, commercials, short flims and the award winning independent features Red Doors and Darkon.
Satisfying a strong desire to get back to her native landscape and family, Sarah worked as a photojournalist for news station KHOG in Fayetteville, documenting the lives of people throughout Northwest Arkansas and honing her videography skills.
Relocating to Los Angeles, Sarah has been able to pursue more personal projects - directing, shooting and editing music videos and commercials on Super8, 16mm and HD. She currently serves as a videographer and editor for Otis College of Art and Design. Her recent short documentary on the graduate work of the Public Practice Department - “Reunión,” has been shown at the 18th St. Art Center, L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, and Bolsky Gallery. Currently, she is writing a screenplay based on the child-led labor strikes of the early 19th century and is D.P.'ing a feature documentary about the culture of urban sprawl.
She is thrilled about completing her first short narrative, “Walking In the Blue.”